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2008-10-01 15:00:44

ISOBEL Lindsay refers to wasting money on Trident (Letters, September 29). We have a few examples recently of how Russia treats its neighbours (and one-time allies). In the case of Ukraine and Georgia, do what you are told or big brother will sort you out. As North Sea gas runs down, we will become more and more dependent on Russian energy sources and we cannot rely on the US to look after our interests. Giving up our nuclear option would be nave, for as long as we have the threat of...

2008-10-01 10:00:00

COMING soon to a junction near you: the car that 'talks' to traffic lights as it approaches, helping it to cut fuel consumption. A similar traffic management system - which enables communication between cars and lights to reduce stop-start engine inefficiency and cut fuel waste - has been trialled in Japan but the latest project, titled Travolution, is being tested much closer to home, at Ingolstadt in Germany. So it may not be too long before the system is up and running on Britain's busy...

2008-09-29 12:00:35

Dear senators McCain and Obama: When one of you is sworn in as the 44th President of the U.S. next Jan. 20, you will inherit many problems and an even greater number of challenges. U.S. competitiveness falls into the latter category. Though we tend to compartmentalize things -- such as looking at Afghanistan, Iraq, the financial crisis, the environment, education, taxes, Medicare, Social Security, etc. as separate items -- action on every item on your agenda will be limited by America's...

2008-09-25 15:00:00

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Patrick Mitchell, +1-703-276-3266, pmitchell@hastingsgroup.com, for CLEAN and the Civil Society Institute Strong Majority Want Next President, Congress to Focus on Clean Renewable Energy and Increased Efficiency; Public Favors Shifting Federal Subsidies Away From Coal and Nuclear. WASHINGTON,Sept. 25/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If the next President and Congress are going to continue to invest in energy through subsidies, tax breaks and other incentives,...

2008-09-25 15:00:49

Text of report by Croatian newspaper Vjesnik website on 20 September [Report by Zeljko Buksa: "In the Next 12 Years, Croatia Must Double Its Production of Electric Power"] The draft energy strategy will be completed in two to three weeks. It is necessary to secure containers for storing strategic oil and petroleum products reserves, the investments into which have been estimated to about 160 million euros. The three main aims of the new energy strategy are supply security,...

2008-09-22 09:00:50

DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- John Pentony, Publisher of StockGuru.com, announced today that the web site has initiated Profile Coverage of Renew Energy Resources, Inc. (Pink Sheets:REER). Renewable Energy Resources is an alternative energy development company focused on converting non food based feed stocks into renewable energy. Non food based feed stocks include waste vegetable oil, corn oil, brown grease, animal fats, recycled plastics, and discarded tires. RENEW is focusing...

2008-09-18 15:00:32

GE googles electricity grid: General Electric Co., the world's third-largest company, said yesterday it is working with Google Inc. to develop a so-called smart electrical grid that can make better use of power derived from renewable energy. The companies will jointly lobby U.S. lawmakers and collaborate on technologies to make alternative energy sources, such as wind, geothermal and solar, commercially successful. The partnership was unveiled at a conference at Google's offices in Mountain...

2008-09-17 16:51:30

Green Star Alternative Energy, Inc. (Pink Sheets:GSAE), a renewable energy company focused on creating electricity from the power of wind, is pleased to announce that Notos d.o.o. has engaged the services of a new Advisory Board Member. Green Star is acquiring alternative energy development and power trading company Notos to become Serbia's first wind power developer. Mr. Miodrag Nesic was born in Zivica, Municipality of Pozarevac, Republic of Serbia. Mr. Nesic received his B.A.Sc....

2008-09-12 03:00:24

Editor, Times-Dispatch: As a former Virginia secretary of economic development, I found your editorial, "A Lot of Wind," struck a real chord. Few things are more important to the economic future of our commonwealth and our nation than achieving energy security as soon as reasonably possible. True energy security means obtaining nearly all of our energy from domestic sources - sources we control. A strong combination of conservation measures, alternative energy sources, and increased...

2008-09-11 21:00:22

By Tapan Munroe Energy independence is a national as well as an economic security problem. In recent months discussions about our energy future has ranged from offshore oil drilling, and generating electricity from nuclear, solar, wind, geothermal, to the use of biofuels for autos . We have also discussed heroic ideas such as giant satellites collecting sunlight and beaming the energy to earth as microwaves, and flying turbines capturing the wind from jet streams to generate electricity....


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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